Flora, Wallowa County, Oregon
Mrs. R. A. Bork passed away at her home north of Flora, Tuesday Evening at 4:50, Nov. 13, 1934. After an illness of 4 days.
Bertha Treptow was born in Rinefield Germany, April 3, 1852. She was united in marriage to Rudolph Bork, January 26, 1872.
They resided in Germany 13 years, then crossed the Atlantic and moved to Westside, Iowa, where they made their home 7 years before coming to Oregon in 1891.
Nine children were born to this union, eight of which are living. Frank Bork having passed away six years ago. Mrs. Bork is survived by the following children: Fred Bork, Mrs. Eda Conrad, Mrs. Lesia Evans, Rudolph Bork, Mrs. Lillie Evans, William Bork, Ira Bork and Mrs. Bertha Evans. There are 30 grand-children and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bork united with the Lutheran Church at the age of 14 years and remained a faithful Christian until the end.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during the loss of our beloved wife and mother and also for the beautiful flowers-R. A. Bork and family
Chieftain, Enterprise, OR – November 15, 1934
Mrs. R. A. Bork Passes
Mrs. R.A. Bork died at her home, three miles north of Flora from heart attack, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1934. Just last Wednesday a week ago she walked from Flora to spend the day with her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Evans. Friday, she walked to her son’s R. G. Bork’s to spend the day and attended church that same evening in Flora. Saturday morning she was not very well and gradually grew weaker and passed away at about 5 p.m., Tuesday; in the afternoon she wished to read a passage from her Bible, but was too weak, so her niece, Mrs. Alma Barr, read the chapter to her. Then she told them that Jesus was coming for her. It surely was a sweet passing with these thoughts in her mind.
Grandma had lived here many years and has many friends to mourn her passing as well as numerous relatives. All her children were with her when the end came. The children are: Fred, Ira, Will, Randolph, Mrs. Charles Evans, Mrs. Edyth Conrad, Mrs. Lillie Evans, Mrs. Bertha Evans; one son, Frank, died some six years ago.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday November 15, 1934, Page 6